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Salzburg Festival 2012 Opening Concert / Semishkur, Gergiev, Vienna Philharmonic [blu-ray]

Stravinsky / Prokofiev / Wiener Philharmoniker
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2072614  
Composer:  Igor StravinskyModest MussorgskySergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sergey Semishkur
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 1 
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The Opening Concert of the Salzburg Festival has traditionally been a highly regarded event. The vibrant heart of the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under the Russian conductor Valery Gergiev presents an exclusively Russian programme whose theme and content revolve around the most profound questions of human life: Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and a masterly feat on the brink of the existential abyss – Modest Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death – sung by Russian tenor Sergei
Read more Semishkur, who gives these fascinatingly dark songs an alarming intensity. Finally, the Vienna Philharmonic excels in its performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, demonstrating outstanding virtuosity and exceptional musicality. Recorded at Salzburg Festival, 29 July 2012.

PICTURE FORMAT: NTSC 16:9
SOUND FORMATS: PCM-STEREO DD 2.1
SUBTITLES: English, German, French
BOOKLET: English, German, French
DISC FORMAT: NTSC 16:9
NO OF DISCS: 1
RUN TIME: 90 minutes
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930/1948; France 
2. Songs and dances of death by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Sergey Semishkur (Tenor)
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1877; Russia 
3. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Valery Gergiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 

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